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J. Peel

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Here's my build out on a new Lynskey frameset. Components from my old gravel bike and some upgrades: Rival cranks and rear mech, red front mech, force shifters, new TRP spyre mechanical brakes, Roam wheels. Coming upgrades are force cranks and some carbon rims on I9 hubs, red of course! Tires are Maxxis ravager on front, rambler on rear, both 40's.

Weighs in at 22lbs in a ML size now. Shooting for mid 20s with new cranks and wheels.

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kavudan

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How wide are those tires?
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J. Peel

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700x40's, front and rear
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Mainer

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Nice!
I've been looking at the GR 260 and Pro.  What do you think?

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J. Peel

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I was going to buy the 260 but they didn't have my size available when I needed it. They offered the pro at a great price so I took it. I don't think you can go wrong with either of them.
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I am contemplating to buy a lynskey pro gr but still undecided to spend 6k on a bike. I really want to have a ti bike. Any thoughts?
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Mainer

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Lynskey has quite a sale going on through the weekend.
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pnoygravel

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Thanks!
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jjbnum3

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Nice ride.what gearing are you using?

I  like the geometry on these frames,at least it would fit me great.
Maybe next year.
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J. Peel

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I'm using a 50/36 or 34 front and 11-32 cassette
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pnoygravel

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Is it possible to put 27.5 x 2.2 tires on this bike? although it max recommendation is 2.1. How about ordering from Lynskey website, I heard their customer service is horrible. any thought on this?
 
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J. Peel

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Don't know about the tire size. The customer service has been outstanding for me.
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pnoygravel

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Thanks and nice bike though..😊👍
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Axsdeny

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Very nice build!
I'm waiting for mine to come in.
I will have hydraulic Rival shifters with Force compact crankset, Force rear mech and Force 11-32 cassette.

What is that fender for the front tire you have on?
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J. Peel

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Very nice build!
I'm waiting for mine to come in.
I will have hydraulic Rival shifters with Force compact crankset, Force rear mech and Force 11-32 cassette.

What is that fender for the front tire you have on?


I got the fender from Big Pig Racing team.  I've seen several like it online recently, just can't recall where.  It's held on with zip-ties making it easy to remove/replace when I ship the bike or just when I don't need a fender.
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Is it possible to put 27.5 x 2.2 tires on this bike? although it max recommendation is 2.1. How about ordering from Lynskey website, I heard their customer service is horrible. any thought on this?
 


I am not sure how similar the rear triangle is on the Pro GR, but I have a GR250, which is probably similar if not the same.   Mine easliy fits a 27.5 x 2.25 tire.  When I bought mine they were shipping with 3T forks, which have massive tire room.  I suspect the 2.1 spec they list is due to the newer Lynskey fork they use not having clearance for anything bigger.  Below are pics of my rear tire clearance.

27.5 x 2.1 Thunderburt
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27.5 x 2.25 Racing Ralph
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27.5 x 2.35 Nobby Nic (side knobs rub)
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3T fork with 27.5 x 2.35 Nobby Nic
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m0ngy

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Hey mate,

I'm ordering a GR260 from Lynskey, and I'm sort of between sizes.

I'm 181cm, or 5'11.25", which puts me right between the M/L and L sizes. 

Do you have any advice? I don't have the opportunity to test ride, in Australia. 
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J. Peel

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Hey mate,

I'm ordering a GR260 from Lynskey, and I'm sort of between sizes.

I'm 181cm, or 5'11.25", which puts me right between the M/L and L sizes. 

Do you have any advice? I don't have the opportunity to test ride, in Australia. 


I'm 5'-10" and ride the ML which is roughly a 56cm frame size. 
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donavan

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Originally Posted by J. Peel
Here's my build out on a new Lynskey frameset. Components from my old gravel bike and some upgrades: Rival cranks and rear mech, red front mech, force shifters, new TRP spyre mechanical brakes, Roam wheels. Coming upgrades are force cranks and some carbon rims on I9 hubs, red of course! Tires are Maxxis ravager on front, rambler on rear, both 40's. Weighs in at 22lbs in a ML size now. Shooting for mid 20s with new cranks and wheels.


Just wondering if you upgraded and whether you managed to hit mid 20's?

Also, what are your impressions of the fork? I'm building one up in the same size, but have yet to buy a fork.


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donavan

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Hey mate,

I'm ordering a GR260 from Lynskey, and I'm sort of between sizes.

I'm 181cm, or 5'11.25", which puts me right between the M/L and L sizes. 

Do you have any advice? I don't have the opportunity to test ride, in Australia. 


I'm the same height and bought a M/L. Haven't built it up yet so couldn't tell you how it rides. It's my first drop bar bike since 1994! I rode a mates All City Cosmic Stallion with a 580 mm top tube and it was too long for me so here's hoping 565 mm is perfect. 

I'm a SAFA living in the US and ended up buying from Chainreaction in the UK. The world is a village!
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J. Peel

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Just wondering if you upgraded and whether you managed to hit mid 20's?

Also, what are your impressions of the fork? I'm building one up in the same size, but have yet to buy a fork.




Upgraded with wheels built by Mill City Cycles (see my other posts in wheels section), 1x force crank, XX1 cassette and it's just over 19 lbs.

I love the way the bike rides. Very stable on high speed, rough descents. The only thing that I don't like about the Lynskey fork is that the axle is a proprietary design so aftermarket axles do not work. Check with them and see if the axle is still 2.0 thread pitch. If so then you might want to go with another fork.
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donavan

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Great info!

That’s one thing I didn’t consider with the Lynskey fork so thanks for that.

Just over 19 lbs is very impressive
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m0ngy

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I was going to get a size M/L GR260 as well. I have to admit that I'll be riding on paved paths and roads most of the time, riding on unsealed paths and roads less often. Was also considering the Lynskey Urbano... Not 100% sure atm. 

In two minds about teh Lynskey fork, mainly because it's 12mm thru-axle, whereas the 3T Letues fork has a standard mntb 15mm axle, which would broaden your wheel options. Still, you can get adaptors most to convert a lot of 15mm to 12mm, and vice versa. 
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I was going to get a size M/L GR260 as well. I have to admit that I'll be riding on paved paths and roads most of the time, riding on unsealed paths and roads less often. Was also considering the Lynskey Urbano... Not 100% sure atm. 

In two minds about teh Lynskey fork, mainly because it's 12mm thru-axle, whereas the 3T Letues fork has a standard mntb 15mm axle, which would broaden your wheel options. Still, you can get adaptors most to convert a lot of 15mm to 12mm, and vice versa. 
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donavan

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The Lynskey fork seems an attractive option if it’s bundled into a deal with a frame. I didn’t consider the axle, but as others have pointed out the thread pitch is an issue as you can’t use 3rd party axles plus 12 mm also means adapters required if you have existing 15 hubs.

I’ve seen a few other options.

Otso Hiili fork has massive clearance. The negative for me is the lack of mounts for accessories.

Fyxation have a new fork set to be released in November. All carbon steerer so lighter weight, but tire clearance max is 42. Mounts for everything are the plus.

Rodeo Spork would be my first choice. Their current fork has a recommended max clearance of 42. Can’t run 650 2.1 though. I’ve been in touch with them and they have a new fork in he works which will address the clearance.

And then there is the Salsa Waxwing prototype. Looks like this is the one, but no info on dates/ availability.

I’m running flat mount so the 3T, Whiskey etc are not contenders.

Sounds like the current Spork could work for you though, but depends on your brake mount.
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